Of course, the anticipated software release from ESRI is the release of ArcGIS 10 in June. The latest changes have been heavily promoted by ESRI at many of their conferences, seminars, and user group meetings. You can take a peek at what changes will be available on their “What’s Coming in ArcGIS 10” section.
ESRI also announced today that ArcGIS Server is now available as a Cloud-based subscription service:
ESRI announces that, for the first time, customers have the option to purchase a cloud-based subscription to ArcGIS Server, ESRI’s server-based geographic information system (GIS) software. With this option, users can purchase an annual subscription, which bundles a preconfigured ArcGIS Server instance on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure with 12 months of ESRI technical support and maintenance.
ESRI has named this subscription service ArcGIS Cloud Server Bundle.
Pitney Bowes Business Insight also recently announced MapInfo Professional 10.5, the latest upgrade for their flagship software. The release of the upgrade was also promoted as an expansion into cloud computer for the company:
MapInfo Professional v10.5 provides organizations with new and powerful methods for sharing maps across the enterprise. With MapInfo Professional v10.5, organizations can more fully interact with the cloud, including capabilities to publish maps to the cloud and access data from the cloud. Users can publish maps to the cloud using MapInfo Professional v10.5 in conjunction with MapInfo Stratus, the company’s first completely Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solution for spatial location-based data and services. MapInfo Professional v10.5 also includes integration with Bing Maps and increased support for key industry standards such as the OGC Catalog Services Web interface, streamlining access to data residing in the cloud and additional publishing features.
Other recent GIS related software releases:
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